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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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What is Discover It

Discover It is a single search tool that enables you to simultaneously search the majority of information sources held by the Library.

Discover It searches:

  • the Library Catalogue (books, ebooks, DVDs, music...)

  • most of the Library's databases (journal articles, conference papers, ebooks...)


What isn't included in Discover It

Not all databases are included in Discover It. Databases that are excluded include:

  • databases with limited number of simultaneous logins available
  • databases with content that is not available in Discover It!
  • newspaper databases
  • theses and dissertation databases

Some databases not included are:

  • Standards Australia
  • Factiva
  • MIMS
  • Dissertations & Theses

Full list of databases not included or with limited coverage.


How to use Discover It

Discover It works like Google. To conduct a search, type your keywords in the search box and click Search.

From your results you can refine your search to include:

  • only scholarly or peer reviewed articles
  • only specific formats e.g only books or only journal articles
  • resources within a specific date range

Use this quick search guide which explains how to use Discover It.

Please assist us by providing feedback about the service so we can continue to improve your search experience.


Technical Specifications

The following browsers are supported by Discover It (provided by Ebscohost):

Internet Explorer   Internet Explorer   7.0 or later
Firefox FireFox 3.6 or later
Safari Safari 5.0 or later
Chrome Google Chrome 14 or later
Other JavaScript, Cookies Enabled

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